Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 28, 1857

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 28, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-05-28

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 28, 1857

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Albany, NY

transcription: jxm 

revision: fdc 2019-11-12

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Auburn N.Y. May 28th
/57
Dear Will,
I received your
very good letter the day
before yesterday. and you
may be sure I was glad
to get it.
I have so much to
tell you.
Monday I went down
to Jenny's
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
. she had a
dear little Kitty
Unknown
; that
played with my handker-
chief. I saw Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13

and a Mr Raines
Birth: 1818-01-14 Death: 1877-09-04Certainty: Possible
. who
was there: I did not
stay long. but am going
soon again. Jenny said
she would be here soon.
Page 2

From there I went to
see miss Titus
Birth: 1846-01-11 Death: 1913-03-14
: who looked
a great deal better: and
was sitting up to take her
tea: Mary Segoine
Birth: 1843 Death: 1872-10-09
was
there.
Tuesday afternoon. I had a
little party of six girls.
The two Perry girls
x Birth:   Death:   Birth: 1844-09-14  Death: 1920-04-14 
. Mary
Segoine and her sisters
x
Unknown Birth: 1846  Death: 1922-01-30 
.
and Sarah How
Birth: 1843 Death: 1863-08-10
. We had
our tea in the summer
house. and played ball.
and other games.
We have been having quite
a rain. today.
I forgot to tell you, that
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
had another daughter
Birth: 1857-05-22 Death: 1929-11-27

-grater. most a week old.
Hattie Bogart
Birth: 1838 Death: 1860-04-22
. vis Simpson.
had a beautiful wedding.
and party. I wish you
could have been there.
Page 3

She was married on the
20th.
Nep
Birth: 1856 Death: 1859
. Rover
 Death: 1858-07-04
and Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
. are
well and wish to be
remembered.
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
send
a great deal of love.
I shall be glad to hear
from you when you find
time to write.
I am sorry you are lonely.
and can have no birds.
but you must come to see
us soon. Shall you be up on
your birthday?
Mother rides out some.
She was quite sick. for
a few days, but is now
well.
Fanny
 Death: 1860
is lame: so my last
ride on horse back was
some time ago.
Page 4

I am glad you have a
good hotel and that
it is so near the store.
You asked if Nep knew
any more? I think he
is the same as when you
left.
Aunty's house has no wood-
house yet. it is very
pleasant there now.
The garden looks very beau-
tiful the trees are cover-
ed with leaves. and the
tulips are in full bloom
I send you a few pansies.
from the well known bed.
Our lillies of the valley
are nearly out. and the
lilacs will soon blossom.
I have a nice little garden
of my own. with daisies
in it. the rgg ragged
robin has flowered.
Page 5

A little robin has a nest
by mothers window. the
young birds have hatched.
and look very funny.
without any feathers.
Write when you can dear Will.
To your very affectionate
sister Fanny.